A forum for democracy, equal opportunities and digitization

The 12th  Freja Forum the 9-11 November in National Assembly, Belgrade is a unique story of voluntary work of many grassroots in Western Balkans and Turkey to support democracy and equal opportunities. The forum is a “Freja Forum-weekend”, and th idea is inspired of the Swedish activity “Almedalen week”

The result of the Freja Forum 2018 is increasing knowledge of how digitalisation effects democracy and equal opportunities. Projects, political initiatives and research are discussed after inspiration from this year´s Freja Forum. 

Thanks to all participants, speakers and voluntary working people who make the forum possible.  

See you in next Freja Forum 8-10 November 2019

Margareta Eklund
President Freja Academy


The world’s youngest expert panel, at the Freja Forum

An expert panel discussed about how they use digital media and how they think they will use the network in the future, The average of age of the experts was 17 years . Consisted of panel members: Ms Lara Pantić, High school student , Belgrade, Serbia, Mr Adam Pelling, Student, Uppsala, Sweden, Ms Adisa Hasanbašic, Student , Faculty of Technology University Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Mr Martin Vahermägi , Student, Estonian school, Stockholm, Sweden.


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Voices from Freja Forum 2018

“First time participation. It was an excellent experience in all respects. The speakers were of a very high quality. The “coaching” was done well and the overall atmosphere was excellent, as was the interaction between most of the participants.”

Carl Thomas Grunert, Former Head of Unit European Parlianment

“As MP in the Albanian Parliament, I can see major benefits of the contacts I get by joining the Freja Forum. It is especially about the contacts I received with civil society organizations that participated in the forum. It feels like an advantage to me in my role as MP.”

Klotilda Ferhati, Member of the Albanian Parliament

Other voices

“The contact network I get through Freja Forum is indispensable for me as a volunteer worker in a CSO.”

 “Freja Forum is the only opportunity I can meet as many different organizations from across the Western Balkans.”

 “I can´t believe how much I learned about digitalization through the forum.”


“I get faith in democracy through Freja Forum.”

“Learning from similarities and differences between us working in voluntary organizations is important.”